Rise of Malaysia

Rise of Malaysia

Malaysian Calendar 2014

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Malaysian Calendar 2014
Rise of Malaysia
2014 will be a bleak financial year for Malaysians as we face an increase in toll
prices, electricity tar...
Rise of Malaysia

Malaysian Calendar 2014
Holidays
7 Jun

1 Jan

New Year's Day

14 Jan

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

17 J...
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Sugar Rise

"We do expect that the inflation rate would go up, but our current
inflation rate is still a...
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Petrol Rise
Cheap petrol is not good for Malaysians. The government’s move to reduce petrol subsidy will...
Rise of Malaysia

School
Bus
Fares
Go Up

The Public Land Transport Commission (SPAD) said school bus operators can collec...
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Highway
Robbers
at Work

“No free lunch, it is either increase toll rates or taxes, says Najib”. “We do ...
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Electricity
Rates Up
Green Technology Minister Datuk Seri Dr
Maximus Ongkili announced the new
electrici...
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“For DBKL to
increase
assessment
rates without
promising an
equal increase
in the level of
service qualit...
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LRT, Monorail, KTM Fares Up
The Chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission has announced that LRT,...
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Malaysia's Expensive “Limping”
Broadband Service
Telecos consumers in Malaysia pay the highest rates for...
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Rise in Passes and “As” in SPM.
Drop in International Standards.
Apa Macam?

Not happy with the country’...
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Rise in
Number of
Promises
BN manifesto by PM Datuk Seri Najib
Tun Razak:
“We must never leave anyone be...
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Mokhzani Mahathir
Net Worth $980 Million
(Source: Forbes.com,
data for Feb 2013)

The Rise in Billionair...
Rise of Malaysia

Christmas Present
for 2015: GST
(Goods and Services Tax)

“GST, GST, GST all the way
O what fun it is to...
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A guide to the "Rise of Malaysia" in 2014

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  • Thanks for sharing your creative effort, Alan. An excellent calendar to remind us of the impending price hikes for the coming months and of the govt's ineffective (non) measures to stem the rise. Hope this Year of the Horse will not see runaway inflation. Have shared your presentation with the SeniorsAloud community.
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The Malaysian Calendar 2014

  1. 1. Rise of Malaysia Rise of Malaysia Malaysian Calendar 2014 Help Save our Nation Malaysian Calendar 2014
  2. 2. Rise of Malaysia 2014 will be a bleak financial year for Malaysians as we face an increase in toll prices, electricity tariff rates, public transportation, possibly further fuel subsidy cuts, impending GST, etc, etc. This calendar was produced to share in our sorrow and help deal with our 2 week memory problem (our leaders say we can only remember bad events for 2 weeks, after that we forgive and love them again). It is a calendar produced by Malaysians, for Malaysians. As such information has been taken from fellow Malaysians, from a variety of sources. As such there is no copyright for the calendar. As it is the work of many Malaysians, it is not for sale but freely distributed. Many of the ideas came from fellow Malaysians who have vented their frustrations on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's Facebook page. All facts quoted in the calendar are accurate and reported in the mainstream news. 2014 must be the year we:  Remember all the failed promises and ask for good governance.  Demand for good leaders who care for the whole population, not just their own relatives.  Move as a nation to see our real issues, rather than the petty ones that are frequently thrown as veil over our eyes.  Work to support the poorer and most affected of our nation. If the government will not serve the people, then the people must serve themselves. Malaysian Calendar 2014
  3. 3. Rise of Malaysia Malaysian Calendar 2014 Holidays 7 Jun 1 Jan New Year's Day 14 Jan Prophet Muhammad's Birthday 17 Jan Thaipusam 31 Jan Chinese New Year Malaysia Day 5 Oct 25 Oct Wesak Day Diwali/Deepavali Awal Muharram 25 Dec Labour Day Hari Raya Haji 23 Oct Good Friday 13 May National Day 16 Sep Federal Territory Day 1 May Hari Raya Puasa 31 Aug Federal Territory Day 3 Feb Nuzul Al-Quran 28 Jul 1 Feb 18 Apr Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday 15 Jul Christmas Day 2014 January S M T 5 6 7 12 13 19 20 26 27 February W T F S 1 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 28 29 30 31 March S M T W T F 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 25 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 April T W M T W T F 2 3 4 5 6 7 15 9 10 11 12 13 22 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 30 M S S M 8 6 7 14 15 13 21 22 20 28 29 27 31 1 May S S S T W 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 T F S 1 2 1 June F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 S M T W T F S 1 7 F S August July T T 2 3 4 S M T W 5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 28 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 S 18 25 19 26 20 27 21 28 22 29 23 30 24 31 22 29 23 24 25 26 27 27 30 28 29 30 31 4 5 6 7 8 9 31 September S October M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 5 6 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 12 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 28 29 30 S W T F S 1 26 M 2 3 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 28 29 30 31 S M T W December 4 27 T November T F S S M T W T F 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 28 29 30 31 30 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  4. 4. Rise of Malaysia Sugar Rise "We do expect that the inflation rate would go up, but our current inflation rate is still acceptably low so it won't increase by a lot” Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department “Sugar is bad for you. Besides poor vision, gangrene and being dependent on a dialysis machine, excessive sugar intake could affect the male libido. I myself have learnt to have tea without sugar. People can change for their own good. If this is a responsible government, we must teach people the right things" Datuk Seri Najib Razak By removing the sugar subsidy, profit before tax for the companies is expected to jump between 20% and 25% with a return of RM1 billion. January 2014 Monday Tuesday Price of Sugar RM2.84 per kg Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  5. 5. Rise of Malaysia Petrol Rise Cheap petrol is not good for Malaysians. The government’s move to reduce petrol subsidy will improve our economic status. It will reduce a subsidy mentality. Cheap fuel has indirectly led to the continuing deterioration of the public transportation sector in the country. The fuel price increase has already resulted in a corresponding rise in the prices of food and goods, with economists predicting an increase in inflation rates. February 2014 Monday Tuesday RON 95 & 97 Rise Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  6. 6. Rise of Malaysia School Bus Fares Go Up The Public Land Transport Commission (SPAD) said school bus operators can collect a surcharge from parents pending a new fare structure to be announced in April or May. Its group operations warned that SPAD will take action should parents complain about the surcharge. It's inevitable the increased prices of basic goods would affect transportation too, therefore parents should be prepared to face it. The Federation of Malaysian School Bus Operators Association called for an increase in school bus fares by 40 per cent in light of increased operational costs. They said that with the increase of the diesel & RON95 price alone their operations cost went up by 13.5%. School Bus Fares May Rise 40% March 2014 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  7. 7. Rise of Malaysia Highway Robbers at Work “No free lunch, it is either increase toll rates or taxes, says Najib”. “We do not want concessionaires to reap excessively high returns, and the government is examining that, so that the hike will not give the toll operators unreasonably high profits.” Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar told motorists they could use other roads if they did not wish to pay for tolled highways. The toll concessionaires have already earned back their initial investments in full and do not need to collect any more tolls. Plus spend only 6% of its income on maintaining the highways. This means that for every 1 ringgit they invest they make 16 ringgit back – a 1600% profit. Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (Plus), Prolintas and Gamuda are 80 percent owned by governmentowned entities. Who is benefitting from these toll rises? Toll Rates expected to rise between 50 sen & RM2 April 2014 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  8. 8. Rise of Malaysia Electricity Rates Up Green Technology Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili announced the new electricity rates effective January 1. This move was in line with government plans to trim fuel subsidies for power producers in the first quarter of 2014. Umno Youth wants an assurance from Putrajaya that the rise in electricity tariff is because of higher power generation costs, and not for Tenaga Nasional Bhd's profit, as there were concerns that the hike would only benefit shareholders of the national power distributor. Putrajaya has defended the RM 2.2 million electricity bill by the Prime Minister's official residence last year. "How to avoid such expenses? That is not my residence but the prime minister's residence. If heads of government come, are we supposed to dine in the dark? If the Chinese prime minister comes, are we to dine by candlelight?” Putrajaya at Night RM8,500 A Day Electricity Bill for Prime Minister's official residence May 2014 Monday Electricity tariff up 15% Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  9. 9. Rise of Malaysia “For DBKL to increase assessment rates without promising an equal increase in the level of service quality is morally wrong.” KL Assessment Rates Up KL City Hall sent out notices to all property owners in Kuala Lumpur informing them of the proposed hike in rates, which was between 100% and 1,000%. Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan, who made public the rise in rates, said “Everybody is confused. That is why we met the MPs. We hope they would then explain to the rakyat the proposed rates are not the exact value.” He revealed even his wife, who owned properties in Kuala Lumpur, was confused over the proposed rates. KL Property Tax Rates June 2014 Monday We are still confused. Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  10. 10. Rise of Malaysia LRT, Monorail, KTM Fares Up The Chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission has announced that LRT, Monorail and KTM fares will increase in 2014. The fare increase is due to the rise in electricity rates. It’s chairman, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said that the increase will not burden the people. “It will be a win-win situation between the affordability to the people and the sustainability of the rail industry”. July 2014 Monday Public Transport Rates Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  11. 11. Rise of Malaysia Malaysia's Expensive “Limping” Broadband Service Telecos consumers in Malaysia pay the highest rates for their broadband lines in the entire Asia-Pacific region. 112x what a consumer in Hong Kong would pay and higher than rates in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, etc. In recent years, consumers in 9 countries in the region saw their costs reduced but we in Malaysia saw ours rise. And that for a “half-past 6”service. Internet search giant, Google, confirmed what most Malaysians have suspected for the longest time - our Internet speed really does suck. Malaysia was listed among the slowest countries in the world for loading Web pages on desktop computers as well as mobile computers, according to a study by Google. Malaysia, with an average Web page loading speed on desktops of 14.3 seconds, was named the world’s fifth slowest, even more plodding than the connection speeds of nations like Colombia, Argentina and Peru. In the category of the 10 slowest countries for mobile web page loading, Malaysia was the best of the worst, with a loading time of 12.7 seconds. Broadband Cost Up, Speed Down August 2014 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  12. 12. Rise of Malaysia Rise in Passes and “As” in SPM. Drop in International Standards. Apa Macam? Not happy with the country’s education system? Send your kids overseas, says Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. “If some people feel the system is not good and want to send their children overseas to study, the government cannot stop them. September 2014 Monday Tuesday Wednesday The recently released global education benchmark registered declines in Malaysian students’ reading ability and science scores, albeit with improved mathematics scores, and ranked Malaysia overall 52nd out of 65 countries, far behind Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand. Increasing Deterioration in our Education System Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  13. 13. Rise of Malaysia Rise in Number of Promises BN manifesto by PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak: “We must never leave anyone behind” 1. 2. 3. 4. Some of the Legion of Promises A host of consumer-oriented measures to help ease the cost of living. Reform the tax structure that is more broadbased and gradually cut personal and corporate tax. Lowering broadband charges by at least 20 per cent with guaranteed bandwidth. An automotive policy that will gradually reduce car prices by 20 per cent to 30 per cent and make the national cars more competitive. 5. Improving the education system so that it is among the best globally. 6. Public disclosure of contracts to enhance transparency in government procurement. Reality 1. Ha, ha, ha! (good one there), see January to December in calendar 2. See December & GST Christmas gift 3. See August 4. No space in Calendar but a short note: Former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned that abolishing the AP system would be the death of national carmakers Proton and Perodua. 25-30 years still cannot stand on own feet? Car prices in Malaysia are possibly secondhighest in the world. 5. See September 6. See OSA Promises, Promises, Promises October 2014 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  14. 14. Rise of Malaysia Mokhzani Mahathir Net Worth $980 Million (Source: Forbes.com, data for Feb 2013) The Rise in Billionaires & Millionaires Malaysia’s millionaire population doubled in 2011 the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. Umno delegate says “more Malay millionaires are needed to protect the dignity of Islam”. According to the UNDP Human Development Report and the 2004 United Nations Human Development (UNHDP) report, Malaysia has the highest income disparity between the rich and poor in Southeast Asia, greater than that of Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia. The UNHDP Report shows that the richest 10% in Malaysia control 38.4% of the economic income as compared to the poorest 10% who control only 1.7%. Largest (and growing) Gap Between Rich & Poor November 2014 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Malaysian Calendar 2014
  15. 15. Rise of Malaysia Christmas Present for 2015: GST (Goods and Services Tax) “GST, GST, GST all the way O what fun it is to have A nice big new tax system” (sung to the tune of Jingle bells) Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the implementation of GST was necessary as the country risked becoming bankrupt if it resorted to borrowing. “We have to find additional sources of income and that’s why we have to implement the GST”. Sabah assemblymen’s Christmas request to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak: “If he was really concerned about the people of Sabah and Sarawak, they should be exempted from the price hikes on petroleum products, sugar, electricity and the intended Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other further intended hikes.” December 2014 Monday Tuesday GST, GST, GST all the way Wednesday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Malaysian Calendar 2014

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